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#1 pcpunk

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 09:35 AM

Where would I go to test my system to see exactly what kind of RAM I need.  I would like to get from Tiger Direct because they are pretty close to me.  I don't even know if they carry this type of stuff yet, I will look now.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 09:38 AM

 The place to go is crucial.com.  They have a tool that will examine your computer and make priced recommendations.  You don't have to buy from them unless you want to.  They do have a good reputation, but it's entirely up to you.

 

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 09:38 AM

I always use Crucial to determine what RAM is needed.  If you run their scanner it will tell you what slots are populated, how much RAM you can install, and recommend RAM for your machine.  I also recommend Crucial RAM as I have never had any issues with it and if they say it is compatible with your hardware it just works.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 09:52 AM

Awesome guys, I was just there.  The guys here are helping with pc right now so I did not want to download the scanner at this time.  I see Tiger Direct does carry RAM so that is good.  

 

Kilroy, you mentioned this:  " I also recommend Crucial RAM as I have never had any issues with it and if they say it is compatible with your hardware it just works."  

What is Crucial RAM? there product or the scanner?

And does that scanner drop any garbage add-ons to your pc?

Thanks guys!


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:20 AM

 I agree with Kilroy.  "Crucial RAM" means the brands of RAM that Crucial sells.  They sell and recommend varying brands.  Their tool does not put malware or adware on your computer.  I've used them on numerous occasions and never had a problem with them, and in the last 10 years or so I've never heard anybody complain about them.  That's pretty rare this day and age.

 

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:40 AM

Crucial is the brand of RAM.  I started using Crucial when I bought a PC kit (last century), I don't remember where from, but I had issues with the RAM they sent.  I RMA'd the RAM and had the same issues.  I went to Crucial, scanned the machine and bought my RAM, it worked perfectly and I've been using them ever since.

 

I don't keep as on top of computer components as I used to, just a general idea, so it is nice to have a company tell me what I need to know about the part I'm looking to purchase.  Knowing that if I purchase what they recommend I won't have issues is just icing on the cake.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:37 AM

That's great info. thanks a lot I will look into it tonight.


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